Saturday, April 14, 2007

April 13th IC Show

We had a show. Some people laughed. Some people got yelled at. A fight was averted. And nudity for the fouth week in a row. Yay!

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Our next show (April 20) will NOT be an old-fashioned Truck Shame, but we are tentatively scheduling our dead week show (April 27) for the back of Eli's truck in the the TB parking lot.

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Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

1) My Last Night in Town - by Patrick Ashcraft

2) Eric's tips for meeting girls #412 - by Eric Landuyt

3) Stay Gold, Ponyboy. Stay Gold. - Jon Shelton

3.5) Thick headed 1 - Bradman and Christina

4) Unperformed Archives pt. 1 Lost to sky and Sea - Eli Wilkinson

5) Every Horror Movie ever made ever in history of ever - Katie Lawson

6) Jake & Jakelina in: Who saw the most Pelicans! - The National Treasures: Michael Tabor and Jamal River

6.5) Thickheaded 2- by Bradman

7) Evan is Angry at You- by Evan Schenck

8) Every Disaster Movie Ever made ever in history ever - by Eric Jesteadt, John Froehlig, and Katie Lawson

9) my Brief and Wil Affair with Suzy, Part one: In which Suzy does not appear - by Adam Hahn

10) 4th Time's a Charm? - by Luke Christensen

10.5) Snot Nosed performs - by Snot Nosed

11) Scandal on a note - by Katy Baggs

11.5) Thick headed 3 - by Bradman

12) The Drone King - By Matt Benyo

13) Rape Slaves takes a holiday OR Wait until you see the fuck muscle on this dude - by Ol' two-scarves meets Abbot and Costello who've already met a woldman and are now playing party games with said Wolfman because it's on their list of "Abbot and Costello's Top Nicne Super-fun Things you can do with a Wolfman", copyright 1956

4/14/2007 11:08 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

1) My Last Night in Town--this was a really strong piece. Thoroughly enjoyable, and yes, it had that "elusive third thing." Emily Larson's performance was delightful.

2) Eric's tips for meeting girls #412--nice. Short & Sweet.

3) Stay Gold, Ponyboy, Stay Gold.--Shelton's one of those people who has set an impossibly high bar for himself by virtue of his comic genius. Yes, genius. And I do not use that term lightly. So, while this piece was perfectly enjoyable, it was not, say "Windmill" genius or "An old adage disproved" genius.

3.5), 6.5), 11.5) Thickheaded--Not bad, but these did not make good use of the wild comic talent that is Christina Gulick. Also, the third one was predictable--I feel like for a series of point fives, you've got to turn the joke in some way (c.f. Shelton & Eli's series where he was a sex offender.)

4) Lost to Sky & Sea--I liked the way this turned political and contemporary underneath the surface. And yeah, it wasn't subtle, but we get so little poltical stuff at NoShame that I didn't care.

5) Every Horror Movie--Point fives are tough. This needed more of a twist.

6) Jake & Jakelina: Really fun. Jake needs to start wearing a dress to noshame.

7) Evan is Angry at You--paradoxically, Evan wasn't angry *enough* for this piece to fully succeed.

8) Every Disaster Movie Ever Made--Chris L., who was next to me, liked the random death. This needed a much bigger budget and slightly less flat actors to work, though Michael Tabor was very good in it.
But keep pushing, Katie.

9) Suzy--Looking forward to the next installment. I'm hooked.

10) 4th time's the charm--The best part about this was Luke's total commitment despite the CD player's obstinate failure to work--added a whole new level. And kudos for keeping the streak (pun unintended) alive!

10.5) Snot Nosed performs--If this happens again, I might be forced to go up there and do something.

11) Scandal on a note--Damnit. I don't remember this. I need something to jog my memory.

12) The Drone King--A really smart, serious piece with a beautiful core of sadness. You could tell the way the audience got hushed that they could appreciate it, too.

13) Rape slaves--This will probably provoke some arguments.
I have no *philosophical* objections to pieces like this being done, but I would much rather Noshame regulars were targeted--I would have volunteered myself if I'd known what Jesse was going to do the 5 targets.
Ok, Jesse, so *you* hate the audience. (And you know I like you & have enjoyed working with you in the past.) You know what? Nobody forces you to get up and perform. Most of the rest of us rather like them and would like them to keep coming back. I'm *glad* the audience thought this was mostly funny, because for people to take this seriously would have left a sour taste in most people's mouths.
Remember when Theatre B used to *overflow* with students on Friday nights? I do--first time I came to No Shame, Fall 2005. We were digging ourselves out of a hole this semester… And no, I'm not suggesting anybody *tailor* things to the audience, just that, on the whole, large audiences are better than small, and that abusing the audience strikes me as unnecessary. There's a real difference between pieces like "Rigga," the anthropology(?) notebook, the Jurassic park discussion, where we know Michael/Jamal/Alyssa/Patrick/
Matt are going for *something* beyond just screaming at the audience--and this piece.

4/15/2007 1:17 AM  
Blogger Luke said...

Nobody seemed to notice or comment about the fact that my sign said "noncoformity" on the front (it's missing the "n").

eli, you were right. I blamed technology when it was in fact human error.

and i think a lot of people got the wrong message about my piece. I'm actually opposed to nudity on stage, unless it's VERY pertinent to the piece. therefore i made a piece where the sole purpose (especially since the music didn't work) was for me to get naked and bare it all, and i didn't. I was hoping to end the "trend" and keep nudity as the beautiful gem we only pull out when it's absolutely necessary.

and I think jesse's piece must have been hit or miss. I loved it, thought it could have used a tad more preparation,, but the content was nice. I do think it would have been more appropriate if it had been a jam-packed audience, but...meh

4/15/2007 2:43 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Luke--well, that does add a nice additional level to your piece. I didn't get that the "noncomformity" referred to *not* getting nude, since getting nude onstage is a fairly nonconformist thing to do in the first place.

I'd argue that in all three cases--Eli's piece w/ Shelton, Katy's, and mine--the nudity *was,* in fact, essential--certainly in Katy's, where she's playing a hooker. Shelton, well, it's the wrath of God (and the audience loved it), and for mine, it's essential to the plot to resurrect Jake. One could argue that I didn't have to write the nudity in, but bringing someone back from the dead should involve *some* sacrifice above and beyond the ordinary.

4/15/2007 3:32 PM  
Blogger Snotnosed said...

SOOO!!! Someone pretended to be me, huh? Well aint that just fucking dandy. Who wrote it? WHO?! I swear to god if I find out who did it I will fucking rip them a new one. That is after I drink my own semen. Which is a good source of protein might I add! Was it you Michelle Tabor? Or you old man River?! Or you Mr. Scrawny ass Wilkinson?! I swear to the lord above that I will fucking bite your dick off on stage if I find out who did it. SWEAR TO FUCKING GOD!!!

4/15/2007 3:57 PM  
Blogger mortimer said...

it was me. ill be there next week.

4/15/2007 3:58 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

Actually it was me. I took the order and put it in there to see if I could flush you out. But it didn't work. So let's not turn this into an "I'm Spartacus" moment and if you have a problem with me then bring it up with me next week before the show.

4/15/2007 4:37 PM  
Blogger mortimer said...

what the hell eli. why are you to take credit for my clever assault on snotnosed?

4/15/2007 4:40 PM  
Blogger cool jesse said...

What occurs to me as being incredibly curious and rather interesting is that a person can, in his own work, believe and aver that certain elements such as nudity were/are necessary. Now, these elements may in fact be essential. I don't know I wasn't there.

But the truly mind-jostling thing is that a person can see in their own work where a sort of shock factor is necessary to achieve their goal. However, when they view someone else's work - say a work in which certain extreme measures needed to be taken in order to achieve the desired effect and clearly present the author's message such as, yelling at the audience rather than employing No Shamer plants, or filling a theatre with intense awful feelings; when presented with a piece such as this, the person downplays the shock tactics value and resigns the tactics employed to an irrelevant/could've-been-done-a-nicer-way sort of status.

Just a little food for though I guess.

4/15/2007 4:43 PM  
Blogger mortimer said...

snaaaaaaaaaaaaap

4/15/2007 4:56 PM  
Blogger Snotnosed said...

Eli. You know how many un-naturalized French Jews died in WWII? 95%! Thats the same number of your relatives I am going to murder between RIGHT FUCKING NOW and the show on Friday. Go ahead try to fucking stop me. You won't succeed. I listen to Cool Jesse and the shock value of going after the audience has persuaded me to go after your family. It's the same fucking concept. Attack the innocent and fewer will show up. But yours will be dead Mr. Eli. Yours will be mother fucking dead.

4/15/2007 5:15 PM  
Blogger mortimer said...

LOLOCAUST

4/15/2007 5:17 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

Well isn't that nice? I love you too Snot Nosed.

Anyway, Mortimer, don't try to take credit for my doing. I even have witnesses. Including a fellow board member, and two trusted regulars.

But to my real reason for this post, who is in favor of a classic No Shame next Friday? Truck and everything. note that nudity cannot occur due to it being in public and being indecent exposure in public. I personally would like to do it but put it off more until like Dead Week or the week before. Thats my vote. What's yours?

4/15/2007 5:43 PM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

Snotnosed, it was me. If you want to fight, I'll totally fight you.

4/15/2007 5:45 PM  
Blogger janani said...

Classic No Shame: not the 20th, please. After that, anytime.

4/15/2007 5:45 PM  
Blogger Luke said...

greg's statement

"Luke--well, that does add a nice additional level to your piece. I didn't get that the "noncomformity" referred to *not* getting nude, since getting nude onstage is a fairly nonconformist thing to do in the first place.

I'd argue that in all three cases--Eli's piece w/ Shelton, Katy's, and mine--the nudity *was,* in fact, essential--certainly in Katy's, where she's playing a hooker. Shelton, well, it's the wrath of God (and the audience loved it), and for mine, it's essential to the plot to resurrect Jake. One could argue that I didn't have to write the nudity in, but bringing someone back from the dead should involve *some* sacrifice above and beyond the ordinary."

see the irony is that nudity, which would usually be considered a nonconformist thing, has become a trend. I am not conforming by covering my genitalia.

my honest opinion. Shelton/Eli's "punishment" was good. it was the first, it was fun, it was a nice surprise (eh....well maybe not nice). Katy Baggs' was great too. At first i didn't think she would top "the punishment," but then she revealed the bottle, another big surprise.

then greg's piece. I get where you're coming from when you say a sacrifice, but is being naked (especially given the recent events at no shame) really that big of a deal? or was it that creative? Why not something else? Why not tap dance for us? why not give jon shelton raspberries on his belly? why not kiss your grandmother who drools profusely on the mouth with your tongue? (hmm, interesting character....)

i know a lot of people liked the piece, but it really wasn't in my taste. I think it's kind of plebeian to see a naked body and giggle (...kind of). And once greg was already naked and i had seen everything what could it build to? it had some good punch lines, but i was expecting something big, cartwheels, breakdancing...something

4/15/2007 6:39 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

Michael, I said lets NOT make this in to an "I'm Spartecus!" "No, I'm Sparticus" moment. I wrote it. End of the line. No one else. I wrote it.

4/15/2007 8:28 PM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

Eli, I appreciate you trying to take the blame and get me out of hot water, but I can take care of myself. I'm not afraid of fighting snotnosed. I totally wrote that, snotnosed. If you want a fight...it's with me.

4/15/2007 9:35 PM  
Blogger mortimer said...

hey snotnosed. i also fucked you dog last night. he was squealing all night long.

4/15/2007 11:33 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Ah...this is where you're wrong. The nudity wasn't to shock, but was a narrative choice done in service of entertaining the audience...which I'm pretty sure was *not* your goal; indeed, you were annoyed that people *were* entertained.
And I wasn't arguing against shock tactics. My main argument is: If you hate the audience of No Shame, why come? You said after the show "I feel like they feel like I'm there to *entertain* them." But
no one put a gun to your head and forces you to perform. Seriously. Why engage with the audience in any way if you hate them?

4/15/2007 11:43 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Luke--
You raise a fair point about the piece potentially not having anywhere to go after the nudity...though I like to think that was part of the design--I was trying not just to use the nudity as a joke per itself, but build on it--the absurdity of this guy who can't even get it together to put his clothes on and keeps getting yelled at by people. I may not have been entirely successful.

As for "why not do the other stuff"? I don't know...honestly, none of those strike me as potentially as exciting as the route I chose. I have to follow the mysterious exhortations of my muse, I guess.

4/16/2007 12:04 AM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

I kind of agree with Greg on his point about the audience. This is a writers forum, true. But we have to have an audience for that forum to exist. Otherwise No Shame would just be a bunch of weirdos in someones garage reading weird shit like we were in some 19th century salon. We have to entertain the audience in some ways. Thats what keeps them coming. Insult them and they won't. Personally I don't care if it is your artistic fashion or anything there a point when one must realize that you've gone so far, anything else would just cause a negative effect. And I'm sorry for saying this, I never thought I would. And I know some of you SOB's are going to rip me to shit. But damn it, we are just getting the attendance up from the last time everyone insulted the audience and I will NOT like to see it plummet like that again. I mean there are still some sophmore theatre arts majors that are still boycotting No Shame because of last years 'insult fest' and when that happened we were standing room only. Now we're averaging something like 70 people a night (out of 144). Please people don't ruin it. Have some common sense.

4/16/2007 10:34 AM  
Blogger jml said...

Hey Eli, I need to be reminded of what you talk about. Or perhaps informed for the 1st time, I'm not sure. What was the insult piece that people were upset by last year? P'rhaps I managed to miss that episode entirely. Or maybe I saw the piece but didn't notice it. Still, if it really killed super-sold-out attendance... Humm...Wait- I don't remember sold out shows at all from the past couple few years, come to think of it. ...Not to say they didn't happen, I prolly missed a lot of shows last year (and forgot just as many? maybe?) but damn if my curiousty isn't PEEQUEED now! Lay it out for me, Mr. Wilk!

4/16/2007 12:34 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

Well Jamal there were two pieces both fairly early in the fall semester of 2005. (I think you were having your head problem during this time). First the Viking scetch which was performed in Theatre B when we had people sitting on the floor because there was no theatre seats available. Second was a show in Theatre A where Jesse did a piece making fun of Jacob Zawa's beat poetry with no shirt on. It was funny (I'll admit I laughed my ass off) but it insulted the entire class and they all boycotted in honor of thier insulted friend. Those shows until that point sold VERY well and then plummeted from then on. And I will agree that they all need to take a joke and stop being little pansies about it but still.

4/16/2007 2:25 PM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

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4/16/2007 2:42 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

Quoting myself: "And I will agree that they all need to take a joke and stop being little pansies about it..."

Michael, that's what I just said at the end of that post. I'm not saying there should be censoring of anysorts but rather that people should have the sense of what is too much and what is necessary for the artists message or desired intent. If they want to piss everyone off, so be it. But I (Eli Wilkinson) would prefer that they didn't. We all just need some common sense to not scare away our tiny audience.

4/16/2007 2:50 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

Eli, I deleted my posts because I couldn't get the point across the way I wanted (though I didn't try very hard and I do, yes, have a bad habit of posting without re-reading), so I just gave up. What I believe happened is that saw my post and responded while I was deleting mine. Bad timing.

4/16/2007 5:30 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

We're still cool though, Eli. You and me are tight. Especially after your very nice attempts to take the heat off me from when I wrote a piece as Snotnosed.

4/16/2007 5:32 PM  
Blogger cool jesse said...

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4/16/2007 5:41 PM  
Blogger cool jesse said...

I am not going to apologize or offer up a defense for my piece. I don't feel that either is necessary. However, I do wish to say that I never meant to make this a THING. I don't want to argue. You guys are my friends and I likes you.

4/16/2007 6:42 PM  
Blogger mortimer said...

this is some major bullshit. i feel like no shame is reflecting the current position of freedom of speech in our country. "you can say what you want, but if you piss us off we are going to ruin you." and i guess that's fine. while we have freedom, we are ultimately responsible for the consequences of our actions.

i guess i just thought no shame was different. it concerns me that over the past year or so, there has been a big pressure to conform. if you go against the grain you are frowned at. we are all entitled to have our own opinions, but i think we are missing out on the opportunity to accept new innovative art. i suppose that all innovators have met resistance, but i completely feel that jesse was justified in what he did and in why he did it.

if an audience cant take good an new art, then we need a new audience. also are we not giving the audience credit? why are we assuming that these people will never come back.

i dont know. i find this whole thing really idiotic. i really hope jesse doesnt leave for good.

if you cant appreciate good art...

GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY AUDIENCE

4/16/2007 7:37 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

How about that we do this? Whenever a person does a piece that the audience might not like or that is not "conventional" we should just go to the artist after the show and yell and swear at them!

4/16/2007 8:08 PM  
Blogger mortimer said...

lets all sell out and do easy jokes and sloppy writing to get bigger audiences to come and see our work! lets give the audience copies of our scripts to hang up on their refrigerators!




no shame is NOT about audience size.



has anyone considered the possibility that the reason we have small audiences is that the work is too mainstream and sloppy?




like kevin costner once learnt me:

if the work is good, the audience will come.

4/16/2007 8:26 PM  
Blogger AdamEggHahn said...

"you can say what you want, but if you piss us off we are going to ruin you."

Who is trying to ruin Jesse?

Greg and Eli's original point was that they didn't enjoy or see the value in Jesse's piece and that they believed that this is the kind of thing that makes people less likely to come back. Right or wrong, those are valid beliefs, and this is an appropriate place to voice them.

Whenever a person does a piece that the audience might not like or that is not "conventional" we should just go to the artist after the show and yell and swear at them!

Did this happen to Jesse? I talked to him immediately after the show, but I hope it was clear that I was discussing his use of the cigarette:
-We've been asked not to smoke at all for the time being. (We hadn't mentioned this in a while, and Jesse might not have been around when we were making a big deal of it.)
-If you must smoke, don't smoke in the audience.
-If you must smoke, control your cigarette. Don't hand it to an audience member who has no good way to ash or extinguish.

I didn't enjoy Jesse's piece. I don't look forward to seeing more of the same. If I were an audience member who sat near the back and didn't know Jesse, I don't think being yelled at about the content of the show would make me more likely to return. That being said, some of Jesse's comments on typical No Shame pieces were apt, and maybe the possibility of being yelled at by a hateful stranger is one of the reasons people come to No Shame in the first place.

I find it puzzling that Jesse or anyone who saw value in his piece would be surprised or offended by others' negative reactions. If you intend something to be provocative, expect some people not to like it. If one of your goals is "filling a theatre with intense awful feelings", some people will be pissed at you personally (and "pissed" is probably an overstatement of the current situation).

Jesse has taken the stage at No Shame (and openly mocked other performers) enough times to know better than expect to be treated with kid gloves.

Boo to deleting blog comments. If you're not going to leave it up, don't post it in the first place.

4/17/2007 1:23 AM  
Blogger Snotnosed said...

Ah you fuckers are so confused. Why don't you get your heads out of each others asses for five minutes and accept the fact that I as an audience member did not like to see someone yelling at the audience. Talk about alienating! Hello dick breaths?! Do you want me to come back or not? Oh and Eli, I was unsuccessful getting to your cousin at Virginia Tech because some ASSHOLE beat me to it. Oh well. J/K. J/K. Soon Wilkinson.... soon!

4/17/2007 1:38 AM  
Blogger Katy Baggs said...

Can we please write some real reviews?

Apologies to the pieces I skip over or just can't remember (what was Stay Gold, Ponyboy? I just CAN'T REMEMBER)

(2) Eric's Tips -
I slapped Adam with my fingers, I should have reached a few inches farther so his cheek would have caught the brunt of my palm.

Personally, I would be flattered if a guy told me I was the only girl he thought of when masturbating, but (a) only if he wasn't a creepy stranger but someone I had already been doing for a while, and (2) I wouldn't believe him anyway.

(6) Jake & Jakelina - Yeah, it wasn't high art, it didn't add anything profoundly meaningful to No Shame canon, but I laughed, especially at "How dare you!" "How dare you!" "How dare!" "How!" "Ugh!" etc.

(7) Evan is Angry at You - Ahahaha! Evan is great at moving around the stage and generally being more animated when he doesn't have a script in his hands, but I think this is true of most everybody. I liked the funny yelling, I liked the exiting and coming back, I liked Mirri's little improvised punchline at the end.

(8) Every Disaster Movie - A lot of stuff going on, too much, though they seem to be having fun. I remember looking up from my death-from-snakes pose and seeing the seat of Michael Tabor's pants, so I briefly mimed pulling a string out of his bottom.

Are disease movies like Outbreak considered "disaster" movies? If so, it's a slippery slope to the horror genre with zombie films, as zombism is a very contagious disease. It's also pretty disastrous.

(9) Suzy - I like how Adam uses the space and the stuff in the space. I also like that this wasn't another sad piece full of depressing personal problems. I enjoyed it as a story. But I also want to see Adam be straight-up disturbingly hilarious again. I guess I'm asking for another "Marianne."

(10) 4th Time's a Charm? - Charming! Yeah, I got the point of the piece. So the music not working wasn't intentional? It was great without. What would have been playing had it worked?

(11) I wrote this piece as an experiment to make myself project more or at least be louder, because Janani suggested I work on my voice. It was fun. Please put me in more things where I get to be hammy and loud.

(12) I don't have much to say about this one except that it was one of my favorites of the night. I didn't know much of the piece was "reality" and how much was the character's delusion, but I liked not really knowing.

4/17/2007 3:39 AM  
Blogger Snotnosed said...

You're all a bunch of mother fucking cunt rags! Why don't you all just fucking get up a quit! Face it. No Shame has become shit. It's like SNL now! We need NEW writers with FUNNIER ideas then what all of you have! NOW GET THE FUCK OFF OF MY STAGE!!!

4/17/2007 1:19 PM  
Blogger mortimer said...

snotnosed!!!

you're grounded. get the fuck off my blog!!

4/17/2007 1:35 PM  
Blogger Snotnosed said...

Mortimer your fucking ant piece was good but the rest of your shit has sucked this semester! Here I go thinking you were one of the bright spots now you're what? A man with an ant fetish. No you get the fuck off my blog!

4/17/2007 2:21 PM  
Blogger brian said...

How about that we do this? Whenever a person does a piece that the audience might not like or that is not "conventional" we should just go to the artist after the show and yell and swear at them!

I don't think Michael was suggesting that Adam did this to Jesse, I think he's alluding to the time when those two guys stole my guitar and were mean about it, and after the show I told them I thought that was a mean thing to do. This became a running joke about me and my anger management problem, even though I never actually swore at them.

Although later I did call them "douches", but that was on the blog, where anything goes! Am I right?

4/17/2007 3:43 PM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

I think he's alluding to the time when those two guys stole my guitar and were mean about it, and after the show I told them I thought that was a mean thing to do.

Actually, it wasn't a conscious attempt to allude to that, but I totally see where you get that. This guessing game is fun though.

With my vast five year history of No Shame there is over five years of Tabor history to guess from! Who knows? Maybe I'm alluding to something I didn't even witness and just heard about. Or I could be alluding to nothing at all! OOOH how I am reveling in this forest fire of a controversy that is "what is Michael alluding to"? You'll never guess it and I'll just keep taunting you all! I think the "what is Michael alluding to" controversy may be the BIGGEST NO SHAME CONTROVERSY OF ALL TIME! And I'm right in the middle of it! I feel so important!

4/17/2007 4:49 PM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

No, Anal Cat, no! I will NOT tell you what I was alluding to!

4/17/2007 5:26 PM  
Blogger Katy Baggs said...

Okay, I give up on the blog. Fuck it.

4/17/2007 6:28 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

Personally Michael, I don't think anyone gives a damn what you're alluding to. I know I don't. It's just a waste of time to start a guessing game.

4/18/2007 12:48 AM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

Personally Michael, I don't think anyone gives a damn what you're alluding to. I know I don't. It's just a waste of time to start a guessing game.

Now, now, Eli. Being coy is not going to get it out of me. I know that you want to know just as bad as everybody else and the "pretending to not care" tactic won't work either. God! I feel like all this questioning and guessing has been going on for MONTHS. Why can't you guys just leave me alone about this? I am starting to feel a little singled out and attacked. I don't know why you guys have to turn something so unimportant into such a great big issue and debate and debate and debate about what I was alluding to while I am just sitting here thinking "WTF, guys? Why do you have to turn this into a big thing? It's kind of not even a big deal" and you guys are just RELENTLESS about keeping this controversy going! I mean...give me a break over here...I think all that needs to be said about it has been said about it, but you just keep drawing it out and I'm starting to feel a little bad. I'm never going to tell ANY of you, so just DROP IT.

4/18/2007 7:38 AM  
Blogger mortimer said...

michael,

was this controversy ever documented on wikipedia??

4/18/2007 9:02 AM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

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4/18/2007 9:25 AM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

Benyo-

I need a clarification: are you asking me if the thing that I am alluding to was ever documented on wikipedia, or are you asking me if the conroversy of what I'm alluding to ITSELF was ever documented on wikipedia?

4/18/2007 10:11 AM  
Blogger mortimer said...

yes. the controversy itself.

try and guess what IM alluding to.

4/18/2007 10:35 AM  
Blogger Snotnosed said...

I like big women who hug me. That's what I'm alluding to. As to what you guys are talking about... well I quite honestly don't think anyone gives a damn because you have all made them lose faith in this blog with your stupid fucking pointless posts and fake identities.

4/18/2007 10:44 AM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

Oh, Benyo, don't even get me STARTED on if the controversy is on wikipedia. Why can't we just drop the whole controversy? I'm never ever going to tell anybody what I am alluding to or even if I am alluding to anything. Geez. Why do you guys keep talking about this? I really, really, really just want this whole controversy to be dropped! All it's doing is taking up space on the blog and it doesn't even have really anything to do with the show from Friday, so can't you all just leave what I was alluding to alone? I don't understand this fixation that you are all having with it!

4/18/2007 11:25 AM  
Blogger jml said...

Hey no Shmake friends of mine! I think we all have a little something to feel proud about today: I notice that there are OVER FIFTY posts from last Friday's show! Over FIFTYY!! I am excited that No Shmea is doing so well and stirring up so much excited enthusiasm! Sing your NooShmas pride song!!
No Shmae Theatre! (I like poop and pee!) No Shmae Theatre! (I like poop and pee!) No Shmare Theatre! (I like poop and pee!) No Shman Theatre! (I like poop and pee!)No Shmae Theatre! (I like poop and pee!) No Shmae Theatre! (I like poop and pee!) No Shmare Theatre! (I like poop and pee!) No Shman Theatre! (I like poop and pee!)No Shmae Theatre! (I like poop and pee!) No Shmae Theatre! (I like poop and pee!) No Shmare Theatre! (I like poop and pee!) No Shman Theatre! (I like poop and pee!)No Shmae Theatre! (I like poop and pee!) No Shmae Theatre! (I like poop and pee!) No Shmare Theatre! (I like poop and pee!) No Shman Theatre! (I like poop and pee!)No Shmae Theatre! (I like poop and pee!) No Shmae Theatre! (I like poop and pee!) No Shmare Theatre! (I like poop and pee!) No Shman Theatre! (I like poop and pee!)No Shmae Theatre! (I like poop and pee!) No Shmae Theatre! (I like poop and pee!) No Shmare Theatre! (I like poop and pee!) No Shman Theatre! (I like poop and pee!)

4/18/2007 12:32 PM  
Blogger Adam Egg Acacia said...

Well hi! My name is Adam "Egg" Acacia and I'm new to this whole No Shame thing bt I was a board member ni Milwuakee so I do have a bit if experinece And I was thinking I'd like to get inbvoled here in IC! I have anyidea for a puiece, I need some inputzz! Do you think I shoudl sdo it this Fiday at the show??? Thganks! I need to know your advice! Will you liek my skit???

4/18/2007 12:57 PM  
Blogger AdamEggHahn said...

1. I have two tickets for the Jimmy Carter thing tonight that I won't use and haven't been able to give away. If you want them, speak up before 5 PM.

2. If you're not going to see Jimmy Carter, I think there is Yes Shame at City High. You should go see that.

3. We never decided if we'd do truck shame or not. Do people think this is a good idea? Would you rather do it this week, or next week as a special dead week thing? Eli, is your truck mobile? If not, this week is pretty much out.

4/18/2007 1:18 PM  
Blogger Katy Baggs said...

I would do a Truck Shame. I think Janani said yeah but not on the 20th. Maybe Dead Week?

Are Dead Week shows usually shorter than regular shows? We've been having shorter shows for a while, which is fine for a Truck Shame - think of the audience members who will have to stand/sit on a parking lot for an hour.

I also just remembered that 2) Stay Gold, Ponyboy. Stay Gold by Shelton was the monologue about Rugrats. I liked that piece too.

4/18/2007 2:03 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

Adam, my truck is very much NOT mobile right now. Infact I don't even know if it has gotten into the shop yet! YIKES! It may be still sitting outside the auto shop. SO I would say let's do it next week for dead week.

4/18/2007 10:38 PM  
Blogger The Jake Guy! said...

Hi. I came on this blog tonight because of how interesting this conversation is. I was happy to see so many glowing reviews of the show. You are all very interesting.

4/18/2007 10:52 PM  
Blogger The Jake Guy! said...

kitty pearly burly!

4/18/2007 10:53 PM  
Blogger Robert Wingsh said...

Michael,

I am really itching and needing to know the resolution to this controvery: just what were alluding to?! This has gone on long enough! Won't you please jut put an end to all this rigga-marole?

4/19/2007 9:28 AM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

No, I will NOT! Why can't you guys just leave this alone? Why can't we just drop the whole controversy? I'm never ever going to tell anybody what I am alluding to or even if I am alluding to anything. Geez. Why do you guys keep talking about this? I really, really, really just want this whole controversy to be dropped! All it's doing is taking up space on the blog and it doesn't even have really anything to do with the show from Friday, so can't you all just leave what I was alluding to alone? I don't understand this fixation that you are all having with it! God! I feel like all this questioning and guessing has been going on for MONTHS. Why can't you guys just leave me alone about this? I am starting to feel a little singled out and attacked. I don't know why you guys have to turn something so unimportant into such a great big issue and debate and debate and debate about what I was alluding to while I am just sitting here thinking "WTF, guys? Why do you have to turn this into a big thing? It's kind of not even a big deal" and you guys are just RELENTLESS about keeping this controversy going! I mean...give me a break over here...I think all that needs to be said about it has been said about it, but you just keep drawing it out and I'm starting to feel a little bad. I'm never going to tell ANY of you, so just DROP IT.

4/19/2007 11:04 AM  
Blogger Adam Egg Acacia said...

Michela! I think this "alludinb to" controversy has gone on long enough! I may be new to this whole "Noe Shmae" thing, but I DID serve on the board in Bloominton so I thing I DO have little experience to weork from!!! You need to stop wasting our time on this blog (required reading for many UofI clasees, btw) and judsty tell usd WHTF yuou weere ALLUDING TOO!!!!!!

4/19/2007 11:32 AM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

Egg! NO! I will not under any circumstances tell anybody! I won't whipser it to you, I won't "only tell you" I won't "write it on a piece of paper and seal it into an evnelope to only be opened upon the event of my death," as some of you have suggested. That last one just seems like an invitation to an assassination. (Note: see the new hit song "Invitation To An Assassaination" by the new hit band: The Dreidel The Kittens! It'll rock you off!)

I'm getting a little fed up with this and pretty soon I won't even respond to these questions any longer! LEAVE ME ALONE.

4/19/2007 12:06 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

NPR had a story about do-it-yourself musicians this morning, and one of the two musicians featured was Paleo, aka David Strackany, who used to perform at No Shame. Here's a link to NPR's story:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9666926

4/19/2007 1:40 PM  
Blogger AdamEggHahn said...

Okay, I guess Truck Shame will be next week, not tomorrow. I'll edit the main post to indicate such, in case people aren't reading this far into the comments

4/19/2007 4:38 PM  
Blogger Fred-ster the FunnOne!!! said...

You think that's bad, try eating a whole box of the new "Sour Nerds" candies all at once! It hurts!

4/19/2007 5:25 PM  
Blogger Paint A Vulgar Picture said...

Michael Tabor! This is a warning: I am on to you and I know what you are doing. I know the real story behind what you claim to be "alluding to", and I'm calling you out! This Friday, on the No Shame stage, I'm going to spell it out loud and clear for the whole audience. We'll see how much your No Shame friends like you once they hear the truth about your so-called "allusion"! There's nothing you can do to stop me, all you can do is sit... and wait... for your secrets to be destroyed forever! When my piece happens, will you sit there and watch me ruin you, or will you turn and bolt out of the theatre like a tiny, tiny child? We'll just have to wait and see. And don't try to find me, Tabor, I'm always at least 1 step ahead of you.

P.

4/19/2007 7:48 PM  
Blogger mortimer said...

this allusion mystery reminds me of lost

4/19/2007 9:34 PM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

Oh, what a lame attempt to try to get me to reveal what I was alluding to. I mean...do you expect me to panic and try a pre-emptive strike and tell everybody on here what I was alluding to befroe you can do it? I mean...I and I alone know what I was alluding to. You can go up there and say whatever you want about it, but it will be UNTRUE, because I have not told a single soul what it is, so anything you got to say is pure speculation.

Let's get this straight: I will be taking this secret with me to my ominious grave.

4/20/2007 7:05 AM  
Blogger Paint A Vulgar Picture said...

Nice bluff, Tabor. So calm & non-plussed about it... WELL LISTEN TO ME: THIS PIECE IS GOING DOWN... TONIGHT... BE THERE, OR WAIT IN YOUR ROOM WITH THE LIGHTS OUT AND WAIT UNTIL THIS WHOLE THING "BLOWS OVER"! You know you won't. You can't... We're gonna lay this to rest once and for all, Tabor.

P.

4/20/2007 10:14 AM  
Blogger Snotnosed said...

Fuck you all. I AM going to perform tonight and YOU ALL are going to like it! Especaially you Mr. TABER and you Mr. Poop face Jml! Take them words and eat it! .... ?

70 whooo! I feel special.

4/20/2007 11:25 AM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

Snotnosed, I hope that you DO do something that I like. I always like it when I like something.

4/20/2007 6:53 PM  

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